June 1, 2014 

From the President...



Mableton Day was a wonderful success, with more than 3,000 people enjoying a day of community celebration. The Mableton 5K hosted 367 runners. The vendors' booths were busy (even during the brief rain) and the entertainment captured the attention of the crowd. Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee participated in the Salute to the Armed Forces and District Commissioner Lisa Cupid gave out trophies for the Car Show winners, the Volunteers of the Year and the Community Spirit Program winners. Other highlights included the rock wall, Mrs. Frizzle (Cobb County Library's famed storyteller), historic Mable House tours, and the We CAN! Healthy Kids Pavilion.


Mableton Day is an all-volunteer effort, produced by the Amateur Advocate Association, MIC and the South Cobb Arts Alliance. Work will begin in a few months, planning for the 10th Annual Mableton Day in May, 2015. If you'd like to get involved on the ground level, contact the Mableton Day Coalition. It's fun and it's rewarding.


MIC is happy to welcome two new sponsors in May:  Travis the Tree Trimmer and Home Liquidation Discount Doors and More.  We appreciate their support and encourage you to call on these local businesses when you need their services and products. 


And, of course, if you'd like to contact MIC, give me a call or send me an email. We always want to hear from you and talk about Mableton.




Joel Cope Join Button tan


MIC President

(404) 550-0475 



Mableton Day Community Spirit Winners
9th Annual Event was May 17th 

One of the most popular parts of Mableton Day is the Community Spirit Program competition. Schools and nonprofits vie to earn the most points in support of Mableton Day.  The 1st place winner earns $1,000 and the Community Spirit traveling trophy. Second place receives $750, and 3rd place gets a check for $500. This year the winners were:

  • 1st Place - Harmony Leland Elementary School PTA
  • 2nd Place - Hendricks Elementary School
  • 3rd Place - Mableton Elementary School

Thanks to everyone who joined in the effort and rallied their supporters to volunteer for Mableton Day and attend the event.  More information about the Community Spirit Program and Mableton Day is here


Mableton Farmers Market News - Evening Option
Thursdays, 9:30am to 12:30pm  
The cool, wet spring delayed their crops, but local farmers are bringing more and more Farmers Market fresh produce to MIC's Mableton Farmers Market at the Mable House Complex at 5239 Floyd Road.  Market days are Thursdays, 8:30am to 12:30pm.

Terri the Farmer from MIC's Community Garden provides a food preparation demonstration each week, and Market Manager Dave McDaniel is on hand to welcome SNAP customers. The market will double SNAP EBT customers' food-buying power thanks to the Wholesome Wave Georgia Double Value Coupon Program. 

For those who can't shop at the Market on Thursday mornings, MIC is looking at a pilot effort to make fresh produce available to interested folks on Thursday evenings.  The concept entails prepaying and picking up fresh produce at the Mable House Complex on Thursday evenings between 5pm and 7pm. The market would strive to provide what customers want, subject to availability.  Substitute items would be provided as necessary to ensure customers get their money's worth in quantity.  If this idea interests you, contact Dave McDaniel, Market Manager.  If response warrants, more details will be forthcoming.


Candlelite Concert Season Continues with Webb Wilder
Next Concert is Saturday, June 21st at 8pm 
A Mableton tradition for 25 years, the free Candlelite Concert series continues on June 21st with Webb Wilder, a guitarist who combines R&B, rock and roll, country, blues, and pop to complete his unique sound.  Organize your friends and family and come listen to great music under the stars in your own back yard!  Bring a picnic dinner and dine in style.

Lawn and covered seating are free, but table seating close to the stage can be purchased for the series or single concerts.  For more information about the entire series and table purchase, click here.


Mooovies at the Mable
Next showing on Friday, June 6th at dusk 
Spend a fun summer night watching a family movie at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre right here in Mableton.  Cobb County P.A.R.K.S. continues the popular movie series with Monsters University on Friday, June 6th.  Monsters University tells the story of two monsters, Mike and Sulley, and their time studying at college, where they start off as rivals, but slowly become best friends.

Gates open at 7:30pm and the movie starts at dusk. Click here to see a flyer for the entire series.  Call 770-819-3265 with any questions.


Jazz at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre
Saturday, June 7th at 6pm 
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The Wade Ford Concert Series and SPC Enterprises presents the Summer Jazz Explosion featuring Chrisette Michele, Pieces of a Dream, Marion Meadows, and DJ B-Sharpe at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre at 5239 Floyd Road in Mableton on Saturday, June 7th.  Gates open at 5pm and the music begins at 6pm.


Terrace seats are $50-$60 and lawn seating are $25 (bring a blanket, no lawn chairs allowed.) Tickets are available at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre box office or through Ticketmaster (online or over the phone).  The box office is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 6pm. 


Anti-Bullying Program at the South Cobb Library -- and More!
Wednesday, June 4th at 4pm 
107.9 Radio Personality/Youth Advocate Reec Swiney's mission is to promote literacy and self-confidence among the youth in our community through the nonprofit Positive American Youth organization. Mr. Swiney's Anti-Bullying Mascot is "Ice the Bully".  Ice and Mr. Swiney will talk about Ice's experience in a new school and how Ice learns to feel comfortable in his new environment.  The program is free and aimed at kids aged 5 and older.

Summer is a busy time at out local library!  Story time for smaller kids, book clubs for older readers and activities galore!  Check out the calendar here.  The Summer Reading Program is in full swing too!  From tiny tots to adults, there are book lists and more!  Click here to learn more.


Zoning News
Decided in May
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The application for a cell phone tower on Mableton Parkway at Queen Mill Road (SLUP-13)was approved by the Board of Commissioners, with the stipulation that it be disguised as a pine tree.   


At 540 South Gordon Road (Z-14), the Board of Commissioners approved an application to change the zoning from a subdivision (RA-5) to R-20 for a single building so that a meditation center can be built. 


On Veterans Memorial Highway (OB-24) just east of Mt. Harmony Cemetery, the Board of Commissioners approved a request by the developer of the subdivision to make the streets public rather than private.  


Coming Up In June 


On Pebblebrook Road (Z-31) west of the Highland Preserve neighborhood, an application has been filed for a subdivision with 36 homes on 16 acres. The current zoning is R-20 and the requested category is R-15/OSC, which allows smaller lots with areas set aside for green space. The application is expected to be heard by the Planning Commission on June 3rd. MIC has reviewed the application and has not taken a position. 


At 264 Lee Road (LUP-18), the owners are requesting permission to continue to reside in both houses on this small lot. MIC has elected not to take a position on this application.


Questions? Want to know more? Have an opinion you want to share?  Please email the Zoning Committee.   


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